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Jill Ball
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We are presently planning two more Hangout on Air interviews with expert genealogists, one local and one from across the seas. More details coming very soon. 
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Jill Ball
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You can see the latest (short) Unlock the Past Hangout on Youtube now
Unlock the Past Hangout - Cruise Report from Hobart
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+Jill Ball very practical sessions. The setting for in Somerset is beautiful. I will post a photo in your community.
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Helen Smith

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Are there any questions about prepping for the cruise or what happens on arrival?
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Alan has just told us that any photo Id with a number is fine so you can use you licence even though the check-in says passport.
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Alona Tester

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Hi everyone. Sorry I can't  connect, but I'm here.
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Shauna Hicks

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Well I've joined the hangout and said I'm going. Now wondering what else I should be doing to get ready for it.
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Likewise you were invited
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Helen Smith

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Having a trial run ready for Tuesday night, so now is the time to get your questions ready and come and join us!ready
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+John Sparrow The time in your local timezone is displayed in the "Upcoming Events" window. For me in Sydney it is 8:00pm.
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It's so good to see some new faces joining this Community. If you are new to Google+ please consider editing your profile and adding some text that indicates your interest in genealogy or history. This is most useful to those who are considering following you.

Take a look at the profiles of some other group members to see what they have added.
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Jill Ball
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As the time for our first Hangout draws near I am wondering if any of you have questions about the event. 

If you are  going to watch the event live (as it happens) you can watch it on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

To watch via Youtube just wander over to the Unlock the Past Youtube page http://www.youtube.com/user/UnlockThePastAU

To watch from Google+ please go to our Unlock the Past Hangout Community just prior to the advertised time, click on the video icon that will be in there and when we start recording you will be able to watch.

It is preferable to watch from the Community as this is where you may post comments during the show. We will have someone monitoring  your comments and questions throughout the broadcast and we will endeavour to answer them.

If you are unable to watch the live program never fear, it will be  recorded and available for viewing any time at your convenience on the Unlock the Past Youtube Page.

In a few days time I will post further instructions for those who wish to join the panel.

Please encourage your fellow cruisers to get a Google account and listen in to the hangout.
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About this community

Welcome to the Unlock the Past Hangouts Community. The team here at Unlock the Past is all about educating and promoting Australian and New Zealand history and genealogy, and we feel that Google+ Hangouts is a great way to do so. If you have something that you would like to share, and if it is genealogy or history related, please feel free to do so - you can post on our wall so everyone in the community will see it. However we as moderators will use our right to remove anything that we deem inappropriate.
 
For those of you who have asked for assistance in understanding Hangouts here is a great video that +Les Tobin  shared on another community.
How to Join a Google+ Hangout On Air for the First Time
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Some of the screens are different from what you will see when YOU are watching. For example, the Check Audio & Video screen shows the green dots at the bottom center of the screen. That will NOT be on your screens. His screen is as a HOST. A JOINer's view will be slightly different.

Russ
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Helen Smith

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Sorry about the technical difficulties Please post any questions that you would like answered?
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Unlock The Past

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Learn about what happens on a genealogy cruise from those who have cruised before.  

If you are new to cruising pose any questions you have in the Unlock the Past Hangout Community, https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111698461607562622872, during or prior to the Hangout and they will be addressed in the session.

Time:
This event will be on air for 45 minutes:
Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart Tuesday, 14 January 2014  8:00:00 PM AEDT
Adelaide SA Tuesday, 14 January 2014 at 7:30:00 PM ACDT
Brisbane QLD Tuesday, 14 January 2014 at 7:00:00 PM AEST  
Darwin NT Tuesday, 14 January 2014 at 6:30:00 PM ACST
Perth WA Tuesday, 14 January 2014 at 5:00:00 PM AWST 
Corresponding UTC (GMT) Tuesday, 14 January 2014 at 09:00:00

 

Only ten people can participate concurrently in the live broadcast but these may be rotated. Any number can join as observers of the Hangout and contribute to the conversation while it is in progress via the Google Plus Community. 

Viewers may also view the Live Hangout from our Youtube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/UnlockThePastAU

If you are not able to join the Hangout at the scheduled time you can watch the archived recording on our Youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/UnlockThePastAU.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Unlock The Past. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Genealogy Cruising with Unlock the Past
Tue, January 14, 4:00 AM
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Great chat, sorry I did not make it in to the live event, but there are some great suggestions I will take on.
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Pauleen Cass

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Last week I asked my FB friends a question about drinks packages (yes/no) for the cruise, cost of water, whether to buy wine in package or by glass..or abstain for the trip. This might be something worth addressing for the interest of others in the hangout, along with dinner arrangements...time, venue and the like. This may all be coming in the package which is due to be posted soon (tomorrow?) but with time ticking it is worth knowing in advance.
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So important +Pauleen Cass Please remind me about these issues during the Hangout. As the time we have allocated for the Hangout is short we may even need to have a second session to address passengers' questions.
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Unlock The Past
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- HANGOUT ON AIR - 
Date: Tuesday 14 January
Time: 8.00pm (EST) Sydney time
Host: Jill Ball
Topic: Genealogy cruising

If you have any specific genealogy cruise related questions please email them to inquiries@unlockthepast.com.au or write details below prior to the talk, and we shall cover them in the HOA.
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Me too Jill
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